SONGWRITER | SINGER | INVENTOR
Shelby Blondell is an international, songwriter, singer, inventor and speaker from Linthicum MD, whose determination shows that even brain surgeries cannot get her down. Shelby has a unique sound that captivates a crowd by bringing them to their feet and hitting their heart. Shelby’s music, story, and work have been featured on radio and multimedia internationally, with a radio hit TOP 10, "Fun In The Sun", on the European Indie Music Charts while sharing the stage with artists like Pentatonix, Howie Day and many in between.
Shelby's career began with her self released debut ep (fly) in 2013 and self titled EP in 2014 inleading her to performing throughout MD, DC, VA and PA alongside national acts. In 2016, Shelby’s career began to take on a new speed with the release of her single's 'Fun In The Sun' , 'Harmony' & “Hope Begins Tomorrow,” performing on news outlets such as WMAR and Great Day Washington. And the year ended with two milestone performances at the legendary Blues Alley and the Maryland Music Awards, where a divine intervention came to be.
During 2018, Shelby began to feel an undeniable pull to share more of her heart, story and faith amongst struggles. After fighting the direction for some time Shelby decided to release her first christian single, ‘Mercy’ in August 2019, leading her to an European tour, and Wammie Nomination.
While the global pandemic halted Shelby’s 2020 music and vendor tour schedules, it set sail to new artistic ideas, music and product designs. On April 2, 2021 the single “It’ll be Okay” was released with a music video highlighting the challenges and joys being faced during the pandemic. On October 10th “Shelby Blondell- Live By The River” was documented and the album released in November 2020. This collaborative project brought creators together in a safe environment, as we had not been able to do all year.
In January 2022, The band was brought together again in the studio to record another grouping of new music to be released in the upcoming year with Fairytale to be the first released this July 2022!
“I say I’m a songwriter first because it’s my songs that I want to touch people's lives. Whether it’s a song I’m writing, event where I am speaking or performing or product I’m developing, I want to have an impact and be a light for others as many have been for me. ”